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End Cash Bail In New York

Society & Culture  (tags: New York, bail, American jails, Kalief Browder, Jerome Murdough )

- 1215 days ago -
In American jails today 6 in 10 people have not been convicted of their charges. Most are there because they can not afford cash bail and New York has an especially horrible record that leaves many behind bars for months and years awaiting trial.


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Animae C (506)
Tuesday June 16, 2015, 5:40 am

This is the non-US version;

Signed previously
Thanx Dandelion

Sheryl G (360)
Tuesday June 16, 2015, 5:44 am
Thanks AniMae for providing the petitions.

Animae C (506)
Tuesday June 16, 2015, 5:50 am
Pleasure xx

Ben O (140)
Tuesday June 16, 2015, 7:27 am

JL A (281)
Tuesday June 16, 2015, 7:46 am
signed--possibly a 2nd time; noted and thanks for posting Dandelion

Past Member (0)
Tuesday June 16, 2015, 7:48 am
Signed-thx Dandelion

Freya H (358)
Tuesday June 16, 2015, 6:16 pm
Funny, I thought the U.S. Constitution forbade the practice of detaining people for long times. What happened to the right to a speedy trial? Or the protection from unreasonable bail? Our justice system is anything but.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday June 16, 2015, 6:33 pm
Noted and thanks Dandelion---I signed for a second time--hmmm, hope that didn't negate the 1st.

Birgit W (160)
Tuesday June 16, 2015, 6:59 pm

Judy C (91)
Wednesday June 17, 2015, 12:12 am
Signed. Thanks Dandelion.

Inge B (199)
Wednesday June 17, 2015, 12:38 am


Arild Gone for now (174)
Wednesday June 17, 2015, 3:25 am
Signed,thanks Sheryl.

Barbara K (62)
Wednesday June 17, 2015, 7:13 am
To make matters even worse, Sen. McConnell declared that they will not approve any more of the judges. We have a severe judge shortage and he is playing politics, as they don't want the President to approve of any of the judges that the President has appointed, some waiting a year or more for the Senate to act. So we have a backlog of trials because of that shortage of judges, some areas have been declared as critical, but the Senate Rs don't care. Get your senators to approve the judges so that justice can move the way it was intended to move.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 17, 2015, 7:53 am
noted & signed; Thank you dear Dandelion!

Marian Beth B (58)
Wednesday June 17, 2015, 10:01 am
The corruption evident in the US is, to state the obvious, due to the majority in Congress. Until we VOTE in every election, this will not change!

Lois Jordan (63)
Wednesday June 17, 2015, 2:32 pm
Signed & noted. Thank you, Dandelion.

Rose Becke (141)
Wednesday June 17, 2015, 4:50 pm
Signed too

Debra G (0)
Wednesday June 17, 2015, 10:05 pm
John Oliver had a wonderful segment exposing the problems with our bail system:

Jonathan Harper (0)
Thursday June 18, 2015, 12:29 am

Darren Woolsey (218)
Thursday June 18, 2015, 1:35 am
Signed both and shared both on facebook and twittersphere.

The U.S. Criminal Justice system is broken.

Giana Peranio - Paz (398)
Thursday June 18, 2015, 2:43 am
Noted and signed, thanks Dandelion.

Sheryl G (360)
Thursday June 18, 2015, 4:04 am
Thanks Debra for putting up the link. I have watched it previously and have recommended that others do so. In fact I had posted the video onto C2.

Sheryl G (360)
Thursday June 18, 2015, 4:08 am
Barbara you bring up another valid point, and not only lack of Judges. In many States due to the screwed up tax code, the wealthiest not paying taxes by the many loopholes and offshore tax havens the Courts can't even hire the support Staff to the Judges and that has caused cases to backlog. Another reason that people are pushed to plead guilty just to move them along.....but ultimately that also messes up the persons life, now they must check a box when applying for jobs that they were found guilty of a crime......even if they were innocent and pleaded guilty just to finally get out of the broken justice systems clutches.

Shirley S (187)
Friday June 19, 2015, 10:24 pm
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